LAND JOURNEY

7-Day Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking
Lemosho Route

Duration

7 Days

Door-to-door

From

1355 USD

Cities & Landmarks

Tanzania: Moshi & Mount Kilimanjaro

Time of Year

Throughout the year

Overview

This is a lesser-known route that usually begins on the western side of Mount Kilimanjaro, and is a superb choice for your climb. It is our preferred route due to its ideal balance of low traffic, beautiful scenery, and a high summit success rate. The route approaches Mount Kilimanjaro from the west, starting at Londorossi Gate to Shira Ridge until the route joins the Machame route to Lava Tower, Barranco, and Barafu to the summit, and descent via the Mweka route.

Route
Tanzania
StartMoshi (Day 1)
Day 1-6Mt Kilimanjaro (Mountain)
EndMoshi (Day 7)
Activities & Transportation

Getting around: bus

transfer from and back to the airport can be arranged for an extra cost

Tour Features

Budget tour

This budget tour includes mountain huts and camping.

Can start any day

If availability permits, this tour can start on any day.

Private tour

This tour will be organized exclusively for you and won’t be shared with others.

Suitable for solo travelers

Solo travelers can book this private tour.

Can be customized

You can request changes to this tour.

Minimum age of 12 years

The minimum age for this tour is 12 years.

10 - DAY ITINERARY

Day - By - Day

Arrival 

(See Getting There below for more details)

  • > A transfer from the airport can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • > Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • Day 1 | Arusha - Starting Point - Mti Mkubwa camp

    AIn the morning our professional driver will pick you up at the hotel and take you to the Londorossi Gate (2,250 m), an approximate 2½ hour drive away. After registration by the Government authorities (Kilimanjaro National Park officers) you will be driven up to a bumpy track that will take you into the dense rainforest to the drop-off point where your trek begins. You will follow a moderately steep track, which leads you through an amazing and unspoiled natural forest to Mkubwa Camp (2,800 m). This camp is about 2½ hours away and it’s your destination for today. As this region is also home to wild game, you will be accompanied by an armed ranger during the first 2 days of your trek.

    Main Destination: Mount Kilimanjaro (Mountain)

     Accommodation: Mti Mkubwa Camp

                                  > In or near Mt Kilimanjaro

    Meals & Drinks: > Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)

                                  > Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

  • Day 2 | Mti Mkubwa - Shira Camp Two

    On this day trek will start on a small trail that passes through the rainforest. As you climb, the forest gradually thins out and the landscape changes into heath and moorland where plants like Erica and lobelia start to dominate the landscape. You will cross the Shira Ridge and after 4 to 5 hours of trekking, you will reach Shira Camp 1. Here you will stop for a lunch, relax a bit and enjoy the fantastic views of Mt Meru and the Rift Valley. For the last part of the climb, you will climb another 400 m in altitude. The landscape will change again at Shira Camp 2(approximately 4 hours). Shira camp 2 is the final destination for this day and you will spend your evening and night there.

    Main Destination: Mount Kilimanjaro (Mountain)

     Accommodation: Shira Camp

                                  > In or near Mt Kilimanjaro

    Meals & Drinks: > All meals included

                                       > Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

  • Day 3 | Shira Camp Two - Lava Tower - Barancco Camp

    On this day you will climb approximately 740 m but you will spend the night at an elevation only slightly higher than the previous night. This will allow your body to cope with the climatic change, as a height of over 4,600 m will be reached before descending again. The trek begins with a long ascent above the Shira Plateau in the direction of the Lava Tower (4,640 m). The climb passes through the wide Barranco Valley which has lobelia and giant Senecio plants. After 6 to 7 hours of walking, you will arrive at the Barranco Camp – perhaps the most beautiful camp in Kilimanjaro.

    Main Destination: Mount Kilimanjaro (Mountain)

     Accommodation: Barranco Camp

                                  > Budget mountain hut located in or near Mt Kilimanjaro

    Meals & Drinks: > All meals included

                                       > Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

  • Day 4 | Barranco Camp - Karanga Camp

    After breakfast, we leave Barranco and continue on a steep ridge passing the Barranco Wall, to the Karanga Valley campsite. Then, we leave Karanga and hit the junction which connects with the Mweka Trail. Karanga camp is situated at an altitude of 4,640 m and will be reached in about 3 to 4 hours. In the afternoon you can relax and stretch your legs in preparation for the upcoming summit night.

    Main Destination: Mount Kilimanjaro (Mountain)

     Accommodation: Karanga Camp

                                  > Budget mountain hut located in or near Mt Kilimanjaro

    Meals & Drinks: > All meals included

                                       > Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

  • Day 5| Karanga Camp - Barafu Camp

     

    On this day we continue up to the Barafu Hut. At this point, you have completed the South Circuit, which offers views of the summit from many different angles. Here we make camp, rest, enjoy dinner, and prepare for the summit day. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo are to be seen from this position.

    Main Destination: Mount Kilimanjaro (Mountain)

     Accommodation: Barafu Camp

                                  > Budget mountain hut located in or near Mt Kilimanjaro

    Meals & Drinks: > All meals included

                                       > Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

  • Day 6 | Barafu Camp - Uhuru Peak - Mweka Camp

     

    Very early in the morning (midnight to 2 am), we continue our way to the summit between the Rebmann and Ratzel glaciers. You head in a north-westerly direction and ascend through heavy scree towards Stella Point on the crater rim. This is the most mentally and physically challenging portion of the trek. At Stella Point (18,600 ft), you will stop for a short rest and will be rewarded with the most magnificent sunrise you are ever likely to see (weather permitting). From Stella Point, you may encounter snow all the way on your 1-hour ascent to the summit. At Uhuru Peak, you have reached the highest point on Mount Kilimanjaro and the continent of Africa. Faster hikers will see the sunrise from the summit.

    After a short break and taking photos, you will return to Barafu Camp just before midday where the rest of the crew will be waiting for you. You will have a warm lunch and rest for about 1 to 2 hours before you make your way down to the Mweka Camp (3,080 m) about 3 hours away.

    Main Destination: Mount Kilimanjaro (Mountain)

     Accommodation: Mweka Camp

                                  > Budget mountain hut located in or near Mt Kilimanjaro

    Meals & Drinks: > All meals included

                                       > Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

  • Day 7 | Mweka Camp - Mweka Gate - Moshi

     

    After breakfast, we continue the descent down to the Mweka Park Gate to receive your summit certificates. At lower elevations, it can be wet and muddy. Gaiters and trekking poles will help. Shorts and t-shirts will probably be plenty to wear (keep rain gear and warmer clothing handy). From the gate, you continue another hour to Mweka Village. A vehicle will meet you at Mweka village to drive you back to Moshi.

    Main Destination: No major destination visited

     Accommodation: No accommodation (End of tour)

    Meals & Drinks: > Breakfast & Lunch (Dinner not included)

                                       > Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

End of tour 

(See Getting There below for more details)

  • > Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • > A transfer back to the airport can be arranged for an extra cost.

Camps & Lodges

  • (i) Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for an extra cost

DayAccommodationMeals
1Mti Mkubwa Camp
Budget camping in or near Mt Kilimanjaro
Lunch & Dinner Included
2Shira Camp
Budget camping in or near Mt Kilimanjaro
All Meals Included
3Barranco Camp
Budget mountain hut in or near Mt Kilimanjaro
All Meals Included
4Karanga Camp
Budget camping in or near Mt Kilimanjaro
All Meals Included
5Barafu Camp
Budget mountain hut in or near Mt Kilimanjaro
All Meals Included
6Mweka Camp
Budget mountain hut in or near Mt Kilimanjaro
All Meals Included
7End of tour
(No accommodation)
Breakfast & Lunch Included

RATES
Important to Know

> Rates are per person and exclude the international flight from/to your home country.

> This tour accepts children who are 12 years and older.

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Start datesSolo
1 room
2 people
1 room
3 people
2 room
4 people
2 room
5 people
3 room
6 people
3 room
Jan 1, 2022 – Dec 31, 2022 $2,746$2,355 $2,171$2,073 $2,082$2,037
Jan 1, 2023 – Dec 31, 2023 $2,746$2,355 $2,171$2,073 $2,082$2,037
INCLUSIONS

What's Included

  • Porterage
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  • Rescue fee
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  • Park fees (For non-residents)
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  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
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  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
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  • A professional driver/guide
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  • All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)
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  • All Taxes/VAT
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  • Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
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  • Drinks(As specified in the day-by-day section)

What's Excluded

  • Climbing gear
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  • International flights (From/to home)
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  • Roundtrip airport transfer
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  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
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  • Tips ( Ask for tipping guidelines)
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  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
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  • The government imposed an increase in taxes and/or park fees
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  • Some meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
Getting There

This tour starts and ends in Moshi

We can help you select your international flights, but you’ll have to book them yourself

All you’ll have to do is book the flight yourself using a website such as Skyscanner.com. Please be sure to contact us upfront to confirm availability, dates, and pick-up service.

Fly to/from Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO – Check price) near Moshi

transfer from and back to the airport can be arranged for an extra cost

Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for an extra cost

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